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Old 02-24-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default XP 32bit Vs Win7 64bit?

XP 32bit Vs Win7 64bit?

Using i7 920 quad core processor, what OS is faster?

I'm too poor to upgrade to win7.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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For an i7 rig, win7 64bit is absolutely the better OS.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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bugger I knew some one was gunna say that.

I might just put xp on now untill I can afford to get win7.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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That'll be fine

You could always use Linux if you need a 64 bit OS

Hoe much RAM do you have?
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #5
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6gb ram
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Well if you use xp you will only be able to utilize 3GB from RAM, so i would definitely go with Mutant on the Linux 64bit.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:06 PM   #7
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ahh I see...
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Ive just updated and bought a new PC it is a Compaq has w7 64 bit and I love it, much better than xp 32 bit. it runs fine with 2g ram on a 2.6 processor, I bought it from Currys on Sunday heres what I got http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/compaq-...44058-pdt.html, nothing flash but W7 is great I would recommend this OS to anyone
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #9
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Yeah I really like win 7. just don't have the mpney to buy it yet and will have to revert back to xp
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:49 PM   #10
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wait.... you bought an i7 rig and never considered the OS?

LOL
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:52 PM   #11
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no what happened was i bought the new pc hardware, and go the 6 month trial of win7 beta.

now its up, and I'm out of cash......
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I would've put money aside for a new OS if I had that much RAM. I only have 4GB though, so I don't lose much with XP32. I do have a copy of Vista64 which I will be breaking into later for DX11...
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:45 PM   #13
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Should have, could have, would have. lol
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:12 PM   #14
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Well when you buy, get the OEM for system builders version. Much cheaper than retail.
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yes that was what I was looking at, but then I see you can get the family pack for 3 pc's.

That is interesting as well.
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They quit doing that a long time ago...
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:22 PM   #17
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urgh, im in Oz. I think they might still do it. I'd have to check the shops
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Default Re: XP 32bit Vs Win7 64bit?

Hello apples)-17,

Just a bit of FYI to understand the issues with 32-bit and 64-bit OS upgrades and later options that may or may not be available to you later:
When upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 you must upgrade the version currently installed within Windows Vista to the corresponding version in Windows 7. I.E. Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional; and Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. You also cannot upgrade a 32-bit operating system to 64-bit -- to migrate from 32-bit to 64-bit will require a custom install.

Additionally, you will not be able to "upgrade" from a 32-bit version of Windows 7 to 64-bit -- the architecture between the two is too drastically different to allow such a change. To learn more about the differences between a 32-bit operating system and 64-bit please go to the following link: http://bit.ly/2aT3xP

I hope that helps you out!

You can also find lots of information on Windows 7 here in our Springboard website:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx

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